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The Little Things (2021)

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Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.


John Lee Hancock
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Joe 'Deke' Deacon
Rami Malek ... Jim Baxter
Jared Leto ... Albert Sparma
Chris Bauer ... Detective Sal Rizoli
Michael Hyatt ... Flo Dunigan
Terry Kinney ... LASD Captain Carl Farris
Natalie Morales ... Detective Jamie Estrada
Isabel Arraiza ... Ana Baxter
Joris Jarsky ... Detective Sergeant Rogers
Glenn Morshower ... Captain Henry Davis
Sofia Vassilieva ... Tina Salvatore
Jason James Richter ... Detective Williams
John Harlan Kim ... Officer Henderson
Frederick Koehler ... Stan Peters
Judith Scott ... Marsha


Deke (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff teams up with Baxter (Rami Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke's nose for the "little things" proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past. Written by cochiseledoux

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent/disturbing images, language and full nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Some critics unfavorably compared the film's plot and setting to the David Fincher film Se7en (1995). See more »


When checking the mileage on the suspects 1970 Chevrolet Nova it showed a 6-Digit odometer to better explain the high mileage theory. The only problem is that all Nova's made between 1969-1974 with the 120 MPH Dash Board had 5-Digit odometers. This fact was checked with GM. See more »


Joe 'Deke' Deacon: [Looking at Albert's car while some prostitutes approach it and get rejected] We got roast beefs, we got strippers, we got hookers. Damn homie... You don't know how lucky y'all are..
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References Columbo (1971) See more »


I Will Follow Him
Music by Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat
French lyrics by Jacques Plante
English lyrics by Arthur Altman and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Peggy March (as Little Peggy March)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

Nice movie but..
5 February 2021 | by the-coolestSee all my reviews

The movie is interesting but I still think they could have done better scenes and improved the story line with a better ending.. However, as long Denzel is the leading actor you will never regret watching the movie

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Release Date:

29 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,700,000, 31 January 2021

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gran Via, Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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